Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 155
  • Last Modified:

Read Mac File from mail

Hi every all,

I've a friends that send by mail a mac file (word document).

I would like to read this file on my pc.

How do I proceed?

Thanks by advance.
1 Solution
Perhaps you should try this, http://members.aol.com/vbexpressn/Texttran.htm ?

Hope it works :)
maybe i'm missing the point of the question, but it just sounds to me like you need to use Word to open the attachment?  This question cant be this simple.

If you dont have full blown word, WordPad might open the doc file for you.

save the file to your hard drive from your email program.  open word, or wordpad, then select file/open and then point to where you saved the file.

that should let you open the file.
A more likely scenareo is that the file simply does not have the typical dos/windows file EXTENSION on the attachment.

Assuming you have the email with the attachment that was sent you:   Save the file anywhere on your PC, and then *RENAME* the file to end with ".doc".    If you double-click on it, it will open in WORD.

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

You can use OpenOffice to open Microsoft documents, and its free to download.


Also free, Word Viewer 2003:

Will open a Mac Word doc, may need to use * in the Open file dialog to show all files and pick the mac file -- or as Caseybea said you can add .doc, and in theory then Word Viewer should recognize it fine.

and if none of the above works, you might ask your MacFriend to do a Save As on the original document and select the file format of "Word for Windows", and ask them to include the .doc in the file name.
Just for future PAQ reference, MS Word, Word Viewer, and certain other apps will open Mac Word files just fine.  No need to re-save.  Same should go other direction as well.


Featured Post

Granular recovery for Microsoft Exchange

With Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange you can choose the Exchange Servers and restore points you’re interested in, and Veeam Explorer will present the contents of those mailbox stores for browsing, searching and exporting.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now